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like this it will hurt my lips. i don't care this is a good design. oh, this smells good. i eat your noodles almost every night and i can tell if they're good or not by they're smell. [slirping] disgusting. that's okay. that's okay. hot water. much more. much more. this is good, i guess. any way noodles are important. some times the noodles are too soft and soggy and they are not good. these are nice and firm. [slirping] disgusting again.
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too soft are you noodles. that's okay. it's good. it's hard tore pick up noodles without breaking them. do you use fish cake? yes. really? really? i have been looking for it. but i cannot find any. oh, i got one. no wonder i could not find it. it's so thin. i can see through it to over there. that's okay. that's okay. sometimes other noodle shops use sponge cake instead. that's terrible. that's terrible. yes, this is real sponge cake. that's okay.
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that's okay. i'm not picky person okay. do i have to eat all? yuck. disgusting. [crying noises] i'm almost done. i gave up eating noodles. thank you. thank you how much is it. 16? i have small change can you give me your hand. yes of course. are you ready? [laughing] are you ready to get paid? what's so funny. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. what time is it now? five. six seven, eight, nine, ten,
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thank you. >> the story i would like to perform today is an old classical tail. very, very old story well-known in japan and original tielt s title in english is the samurai. hope you enjoy it. just sit back and relax and enjoy the story. about 300 years ago in the certain period there were inns or traditional hotels. it was an busy area with lots of travellers coming and going and man from each inn would stand outside and try to tempt people to stay there. it's very tough competition.
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rooms available! rooms available? do you need a room for the night? madame, that's the most beautiful kimono i've seen! you need a room - no? samurai, samurai! do you need a room for tonight? do you have any quiet rooms? yes, we have plenty of quiet rooms. is that true? yes, of course. listen last night i stayed at a place that was very noisy. babies were crying. and a young couple were fighting. a priest was chanting. all night. i could not sleep at all. so,
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tonight i want a quiet room! do you understand? yes, of course i understand. don't worry my name is,iha chi and if you have any problems let me know and i can help you. is that true? yes, of course. okay. then i will stay here tonight. really? thank you samurai. this way please. special guest for the night. samurai. this way please. upstairs. okay and this is your room. seems to be a quiet room. good. okay, you take this. it's a tip. a tip? thank you so much. thank you very much. okay. so, enjoy your stay. have a good sleep tonight.
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rooms available! rooms available! anybody. sir, sir, you need a room for to it in? no? madame, we have family rooms - no? business is slow tonight. three young men, perfect. excuse me. gentlemen, are you looking for a room. we have the best bed. very comfortable and a beautiful big bathtub. nice and hot. sounds good. what do you think? nice hot bathtub. comfortable futon sounds good to be. we'll stay here tonight.
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thank you very much. this way please. upstairs please. thank you. your well co. and this will be your room. here are your bathrobes and the bathroom is through there and i'm,ihache and if you have any problems, let me know. thank you and enjoy your bath. he puts the three young men in the room right next door to the samurai. nice hot bath. feels good after a day of traveling. [singing] feels good huh? hey!
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why don't we have a party tonight. great idea. let's invite some geisha girls. we're on holiday so let's order the very best saki. later that night. [whispering] whoa! three gorgeous geisha girls come on in. okay. let's start the party. [music] whoa!
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yeah. hey! [music] [laughter] [singing] in the next room, the samurai was trying write a letter. [music playing in background],iha chi.
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iha chi! the samurai is calling me. i wonder what is wrong. did you call me? yes,iha chi! i'm sorry. next door being noisy. sorry i will go and tell them to be quiet. very, very sorry. [loud party noises] come on in. excuse me. sorry. can you keep the noise down please? be a little bit quieter. huh? be quiet. look at this. three young men on holiday. three beautiful geishas and all
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this expensive saki we ordered from you and you tell us to be quiet. actually we don't mind but someone next door complained. someone complained? about us? tell them to come here and complain to our faces. no. no. wait! i understand. they're just jealous. we're here having a good time and they're all alone, right? that's it. they're just jealous. maybe so but actually it's not just an ordinary person that complains. what do you mean not an ordinary person? someone with three heads, six legs? a ghost? very funny, sir, but actually it's a samurai.
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samurai? next door? why didn't you tell us. we don't like samurais? sometimes they just kill people by mistakes. sorry about that. samurai? okay. okay. we understand and we'll be quiet. okay. ladies sorry. parties over. see you next time. sorry. we will go to bed now. shall i bring out the futons. yes but don't put them in a row. put the heads together so we can talk in bed. is it okay for us to talk in bed. that's no problem talk as much as you like. okay. thank you. samurai next door told us to shut up. that's okay.
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i don't mind. these things happen when you travel. any way it's a good story to tell our friends back home. i remember that night when the samurai told us to shut up. [laughing] by the way did you see the sumo tournament? the grand finals. no. i missed it. >> you missed a great fight! what happened? dynasty made a great move - actually, - -su mo. okay. i take your word. wait. wait. wait. if you're doing, sumo you need
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a judge. [noises]ow! h iiiha chi. samurai is calling me. what's wrong now. did you call me? yes. oh, no, next door being noisy again. so, sorry, i'll go and tell them to be quiet. sorry, sorry.
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excuse me. [ noises] hey! come and join us. sorry but can you be quiet please, samurai. samurai? samurai? sorry we forgot. sorry. samurai. okay. we'll be quiet. unbelievable. that was your fault. you were the one that started talking about, sum. that was you making all the noise. shhhhhhh be quiet. let's change the subject. what shall we talk about now. we talked about sports. the weather. no. i know.
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let's talk about [whistles] women, love, romance, passion. look at us. we're not popular with the ladies. we haven't got any stories. actually we've got no experience. wait! i've got a story. i had an experience. you? yeah. actually i've never told you this before but in my younger days i used to work in a kimono shop. you did? yes. and 8 years ago i went to the house of the samurai to sell kimonos and the samurais name was,uto,gotomosh.
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but when i arrived only the samurais wife was home. sam ris wife? i bet she was gorgeous! oh, yes, she was very sexy, beautiful lady and she invited me into the back room and served me sak . go on! go on! well i stayed there all afternoon. talking and drinking saki and suddenly she looked at me and said, mr. kimono man, come closer. closer. and she looked me right in the eyes and said, i think i'm falling in love with you.
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i am! i love you. i want you. i need you. then she started taking off her kimono. she started to take off her - what happened next! calm down. i can't. i'm just so jealous. wow you must have had a wonderful night together. you think so? yeah. actually, no. no. just because right as i was kissing her. samurais brother suddenly came home. diver suddenly came home. what happened? well, when he saw us he was so angry and he puld out his sword
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and was going to kill me. oh! how exciting. it was not exciting. what happens. as he ran towards me, he slipped on the shiney floor and dropped his sword. so, i picked it up and i cut him down! you killed? that's right. at that point the wife took out 100 yellow gold coins and said, come on, let's run away together. now is our chance, let's go, let's go. and did you? no. i cut her down from behind. you killed the samurais wife? my god! why did you do such a terrible
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thing. because then there's no proof. no proof. ah, right. so, you killed two people and got all the gold and nobody knows about it and your still a free man. your really smart. your a real lady killer! get it? lady killer. your a playboy! [singing]hia chi! hia chi! [yawns] oh, samurai is calling again. i wonder what is wrong. oh, i'll never get any sleep
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tonight. samurai did you call me? yes,iha chi, come in. listen? oh, no. next door being noisy again. i'll go tell them to be quiet. not this time. hia chi let me introduce myself. my name is goto motimoshi and 8 years ago my wife and brother will were killed and i've been searching since for the man who did it. fortunately, i found him. congratulations! where? here. here? the man next door and i'm going to kill him.
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tell him to come here now. go tell him to come here now. [crying] excuse me. [singing] come on in and listen to this story! is it the story about gatomoshi. how do you know. because the samurai next door is him. he's going to kill you. kill me? no. listen, it wasn't me. it was somebody else. i just hear that story. i'm sorry. last month and i thought that's good story but actually it wasn't me. it was another man.
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it wasn't you? oh, no. someone else. go tell samurai, please! okay. i'll try but, i don't know if he'll listen. he's very, very angry. please! please! samurai - where is he? bring him to me! wait. let me explain. he said actually it wasn't him. it was somebody else and he just told the story. i'm sorry. it wasn't him. it was another man. another man? i don't think so. he did it and i'm going to kill him! bring him here now. please! please! don't kill him here in this
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hotel if you kill him here, everybody will think it's a dangerous place and no one will stay here and it will be the end of my business. please don't kill him here. okay. i understand your situation. all right. then i will fight him tomorrow morning at the temple. is that okay? thank you so much. thank you! but if he tries to escape tonight i will kill all of them and you too! me too? why me too? excuse me. iha chi is everything okay.
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no. i told him what you said but he didn't believe me. he's going to kill you. kill me? here? now? no. he said he will fight you tomorrow morning at the tmple. if you try to escape tonight he'll kill you and your friends and me too! friends? we're not his friends! we just met him. we hardly no each other. the man was so panic stricken and afraid that they couldn't sleep all night. they just sat in total silence. it was a very quiet night. the next morning,hia chi, hia
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chi! oh, this is a voice i will never ever forget. samurai, good morning. oh, good morningiha chi come on. i had a very good sleep last night. very good. wonderful. yes, so i'd like to pay my bill. keep the change. thank you. thank you. and now, i'm leaving. leaving? what about the fight at the temple? huh? oh, that! no,iha chi that was just a lie. what? a lie? why would you tell such a lie.
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because,iha chi i just wanted a quiet night! [applause] [music]
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>> hi and welcome back to authors who make you think. i appreciate you wanting to think on a beautiful saturday afternoon. 8 years ago in the ban shell at golden gate park. jonathan, one of our readers was there. 20 readers and 8 afternoons and now there are venues around the city. i will read a few poems.
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the first one is, after the bleeding. it was inspired by 2 photos that were in the san francisco chronicle in june 2005. the first, i will read the captions. photo captions. and follow with the poem. children watch as police collect pieces of bodies from a suicide bombing. front page photo caption san francisco chronicle june 14, 2005. >> the not guilty verdicts in the michael jackson trial. front page photo caption, san francisco chronicle june 14, 2005. after the bleeding the blood spattered walls draw the gaze of children wanting to see what has caused such a noise. how can they not stair. arms and legs,

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